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Denman Island Community Programs 



Chess Club

Open for all ages who have a strong interest in learning and playing chess. This is an opportunity to learn how to play chess with an experienced teacher, and practice with friends!  We’ll have lots of boards and adult helpers to guide kids through the basics of the game. This is a great opportunity to stretch your brain and hash out different strategies to the world famous game of chess. This program will require a level of focus and ability to follow the rules of chess in order to maintain a strong learning environment for the group. 

  • Facilitators: Karen Stewart, Margie Gang and Katarina Meglic
  • Date: Mondays, April 4-June 27
  • Time: 2:30-3:30pm
  • Location: Denman School Community Room
  • Cost: $10/semester


          Incredible Improv!  

          Grade 4-7. Incredible Improv is all about teamwork,  creativity, and having fun. Through interactive warmup  games and diverse activities, students will engage their mind  and build self-confidence. Every week we’ll practice a new  skill. Improv teaches how to think on your feet, adapt to new  situations, and embrace the moment. 

          • Facilitator: Teesh Gardner
          • Date: Tuesdays, April 5-June 28
          • Time: 2:30-3:30pm 
          • Location: Denman School Community Room
          • Cost: $10/semester

                  Art Time

                  Grade K-3.  A fun art class exploring new art techniques inspired by the nature of Denman.

                  • Facilitator: Angela Olson and Katarina Meglic
                  • Date: Wednesdays April 6-June 29
                  • Time: 2:30-3:30pm 
                  • Location: Denman School Community Room
                  • Cost: $10/semester


                          Grade 2-6. Come on out for a semester of building basic skills in soccer through games and small sided games. Beginners and more experienced players are all welcome. This program will develop skills in teamwork and game play, all while having a ton of fun! 

                          • Facilitator: Shel Brodsgaard, Finn, Quinn  and Teesh Gardner
                          • Date: Wednesdays, April 6-June 29
                          • Time: 2:30-3:30pm 
                          • Location: Denman School Gym or Field (weather dependent)
                          • Cost: $10/semester


                                  Kid’s Club 

                                  All ages. One of our most popular programs, this program features free time in the gym along with free time in the craft room with all the Maker’s Space crafting materials. Please note: this program runs a bit longer than our other programs to allow for kids to become more immersed in their projects and world building. Kids have access to all our gym equipment including: a giant parachute, gymnastic mats, scooters and sports equipment. 

                                  • Facilitator: Emily Guinane and Sophie
                                  • Date: Thursdays, April 7-June 23
                                  • Time: 2:30-4:00pm
                                  • Location: Denman School Gym and Community Room
                                  • Cost: $10/semester


                                          All ages. Spend a semester in the beautiful and abundant school garden with experienced growers who will guide you through a season of growth and learning! This is an opportunity to learn how to grow vegetables that will be served in our school lunch program. This program will include games, crafts and all kinds of garden infused activities. 

                                          • Facilitator: Jeanie Rogers and Emily Guinane
                                          • Date: Fridays, April 8-June 24
                                          • Time: 2:30-3:30pm 
                                          • Location: Denman School Garden
                                          • Cost: $10/semester


                                                  Teen Night 

                                                  Grades 7 and up. Teen Night is a drop-in opportunity for  youth to meet-up and hang-out in a relaxed environment.  To keep up to date with our current Teen Night offerings,  please follow us on Instagram @denman.teen.night or email  us at  

                                                  • Facilitators: Teesh Gardner and Sam Borthwick 
                                                  • Outreach Workers: Mette Schaal and Sara Schouten 
                                                  • Dates: Friday Mar 18th, Saturday Mar 26th, Friday April 1, Saturday April 9 (more dates to come soon…)
                                                  • Time 7:00-10:00pm 
                                                  • Location CAP Site 
                                                  • Cost $2 drop-in 

                                                            REGISTRATION & BURSARIES 


                                                            To Register 


                                                            Please email with:

                                                            • 1) Name of your kid(s) 
                                                            • 2) Age of your kid(s)
                                                            • 3) Any accessibility needs that would be helpful for us to know (eg. physical mobility, sensory sensitivity, allergies)


                                                            We will be confirming enrollment by Friday March 18th, please register as soon as possible for the best chance of getting a seat. If this is your first program with us please fill out an emergency contact form, found here:



                                                            Bursaries are available for all of our programs, please reach out to if you require financial support.